A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.
BOOK LENGTH: NOVEL
WORD COUNT: 51343
GENRE: GAY, CONTEMPORARY, WERESHIFTERS
Expected publication: November 21st 2014 by Totally Bound
(Available for Early Download)
Gideon’s worst night ever starts out with a bang that will change his whole life.
Gideon Wells has been cast out of his bear shifter clan for being a curse, and he’s inclined to believe they’re right. After all, everything from fertility rates to shifting abilities have gone down the tube since he was born. Then when his car catches fire and mutant scorpions—he thinks they’re mutants, anyway—almost get him, he’s more certain than ever that he’s bad news.
Not that he’s just going to roll over and die.
Ignoring a prophecy might not be wise, but coyote shifter Miller Hudson has seen and heard too many false prophecies to put any faith in the one proclaiming him to be the alpha and, along with a mystery bear mate, the saviour of the now-defunct coyote den he grew up in. Besides, there’s no need for the den to be brought back together. None of them can shift, so what’s the point?
Then the buzzards circling overhead on the far edge of his property lead him to the very last thing he ever expected to find.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to and threats of assault and rape, scenes of fisting and mild BDSM.
My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
This started off really well, I actually snorted out laughing at the visuals of Gideon's worst nightmare in the form of the scorpions. His rush to get out of their nasty presence and then...
This has a lot of potential which is the main reason why I cannot rate this lower. Gideon is a true gentle giant of a bear, both literally and figuratively. He had been rejected most of his life and so his getting cast out was really expected. As he run, he hides and he discovers, nearly dying in the efforts.
Then there is Miller Hudson, the one guy who had the fortune of discovering Gid's body in the desert and thinking it was dead. That the man had a bit of a pulse was a good sign. That the man was the prophesied bear? Now, that was just not good. Why? Well, because in his experience, prophesies never really came true and who could actually trust a shaman who would prophesy under the influence of a whole lot of hallucinogens? Now wonder his den was in limbo.
The two discover love and unlike other paranormal, shape-shifter stories, the crying out of 'mine' or 'mate' was never even mentioned. They knew they had developing feelings and instead of forcing everything into the mating tango, they decided to learn to live with each other. Their discovery of love went hand in hand with their discovery of the mysteries that was hitting the shape-shifter world. There was also the drama of the dirty cop and his misguided actions that hurt a lot of people, one person in particular, and his partner.
Just as it was getting interesting, the book ends with a whole lot of plot holes that were truly designed to be there so the other book installments can come pick them up.
This is an interesting shifter story and I love the gentleness of the bearish Gideon.